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#6449535 - 09/12/16 07:49 PM Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There?
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I got lucky and was issued a couple permits for yoakum and Cochran counties. Gonna head out there the end of this month. This will be my first time hunting pronghorn and I'd welcome any tips or suggestions.
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#6449544 - 09/12/16 07:58 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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I killed one several years ago in AZ. They can see you from 157 miles away. cyclo

Seriously, they have awesome eyesight. The guide we used had a cardboard cow that we held up and used for cover. It worked amazingly well. Depending on the terrain you are hunting a shot inside 150 yards should be easy to get. Just plan your stalk accordingly, use your head and be PATIENT. A Texas antelope would be a trophy indeed. Best of luck to you!
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#6450340 - 09/13/16 12:00 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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Start practicing that 400 yard poke rifle
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#6450427 - 09/13/16 01:17 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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run a big white baloon up about 20 ft
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#6450528 - 09/13/16 02:16 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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End of the month, NM! up

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#6450813 - 09/13/16 05:25 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: rex47]
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Originally Posted By: rex47
run a big white baloon up about 20 ft


Seriously? I know they are curious critters but is this something you've tried with success? Elaborate please!
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#6450832 - 09/13/16 05:39 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: dgilbert]
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Originally Posted By: dgilbert
End of the month, NM! up

I haven't drawn a tag yet in the 2 years I've put in, maybe this year will be the one. cry

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#6451774 - 09/14/16 11:13 AM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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I went to the Panhandle and shot one back in '11, Hutchinson Co. Gross Score of 74. All I can tell you is that they have excellent Eye sight so getting close takes patients and Think "Out of the Box"!! Also I noticed the Bigger Bucks seemed to have a harem of does around them.
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#6451855 - 09/14/16 12:08 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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Here's my brother's 2015 CO buck


I got this one in 2014 in CO


So yeah, we're pronghorn hunters.

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#6452559 - 09/14/16 08:04 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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The ballon or a white towel works sometimes. They will walk right up to your gun muzzle.
But I think it may be illegal in Texas.
I Wyoming I shot one with a .357 S&W a few years back and we flagged it from about 300 yards with a red cap. Shot it at 37 yards.
Trick is not to let the antelope see you.


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#6452761 - 09/14/16 09:51 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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I just got this one a couple of weeks ago in New Mexico. They are not hard to hunt if you a conforable with a 300 yard shot.

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#6452864 - 09/14/16 11:43 PM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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Very nice Erny!

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#6452941 - 09/15/16 06:25 AM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: Erny]
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Originally Posted By: Erny


I just got this one a couple of weeks ago in New Mexico. They are not hard to hunt if you a conforable with a 300 yard shot.



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#6453187 - 09/15/16 09:08 AM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: maximus_flavius]
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Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
Very nice Erny!

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#6453421 - 09/15/16 11:35 AM Re: Any Pronghorn Hunters Out There? [Re: RedSnake]
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Thanks for the complements on the pronghorn. I consider two of the most important pieces of equipment for prong horn hunting is s good range finder and binos. The distances fool me all the time. I tend to think the pronghorns are Further away than They are. My most recent hunt I shot right over the back of a really nice one that I thought was 350 yards away and it was only 225, when I ranged where he was crossing the fence later. I think it has something to do with the fact there nothing for reference as where they live there tends to be no trees. The binos are important because the difference between an ordinary pronghorn and a true trophy is just a couple of inches. They can be difficult for most people yto judge.

I have found that they tend not to be scared of trucks and will only go a few hundred yards if spooked by a truck. Then turn and stare at the truck. This seems to give you time to get out/set up and shoot. If they see you walking toward them they are usually gone. I have heard about the cow cardboard cut out from several people but have not personnaly tried it.

I am headed to Wyoming in a couple of weeks with three pronghorn tags (1 buck/2 does). I was thinking about taking a piece of cardboard, cutting out a cow shape and trying out, the cow silhouette thing on one some does.

Good luck and enjoy your hunt.


Edited by Erny (09/15/16 11:36 AM)

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